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#1 Tomcat14

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:28 PM

Hi Guys, I just wrapped up this build a couple of days ago and wanted to share it with you. I did the Academy 1/72nd scale B-29 as the "Enola Gay" and I think it turned out pretty good. As with all Bare Metal Finishes it was a challenge to achieve the shiny look I have on the model but it was fun to do. I used Floquil Bright silver to get the shiny look with a gloss black base underneath so it would not have any issues with showing scratches and stuff. The dark area was painted with Model Masters Dark Anodonic Grey. Other than a few dust bunnies and minor flaws, I am satisfied with the results. Hope you all enjoy and have a great week. P.S. Sorry for the poor pics of the model, my camera phone setting where not wright.

Chris.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:10 AM

I always wanted to build one of these as a kid and never got around to it. I built a B-17 or two but this plane has always awed me. You have done one heckuva job on this one I can tell ya that!!! The paint and greenhouse masking are top notch stuff bud.


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#3 Joel_W

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:17 AM

 Very nicely done. Your NMF looks exactly like a well maintained NM aircraft.. Even in 1/72 scale the build is massive in size.  Just where will you be displaying it?

 

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:23 AM

What a beauty!

 

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:25 AM

Chris, looks super, I love it!
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:49 AM

Nice !!
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:29 AM

Looks great, Chris. I just watched a very interesting documentary on Hiroshima the other night, and this specific aircraft was of course depicted. A historically significant aircraft, in so many ways.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:57 AM

Thanks Mustang1989 for the very kind comments. I am happy I have it to display on my shelf now as a great part of History.

 

Chris 


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:59 AM

Thanks Joel,Yeah I tried to keep her clean and mean looking. As for where I am going to put it, I will have to make some room somewhere I hope.

 

 

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:00 AM

Thanks So Much Kevin, Jim and Joe. Glad you all liked it.

 

Chris.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:22 AM

That is soooooo
Nice,Great job!
I like the B29 and B17's!!!!

Teresa :-)
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#12 Shaka HI

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:44 AM

Looks fantastic! Awesome build!



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:16 AM

Damnit, now I want one!!!  Awesome job.


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 01:30 AM

Thank you Shaka and Gerhard, Yes B-29's can be mesmerizingly addictive to look at. I am glad you guys liked it.

 

Chris


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 01:35 AM

Hi There Teresa, :m0152:  Thanks for the very Kind comments on the B-29 build. Now I just have to ask, where the heck have you been lately :hmmm: , I haven't seen you lurking on the forum for a long time. Thought you got abducted by aliens or something. :rofl: So Glad you are back and hope to see some of your work here again soon. :thumbsup:

 

 

Chris


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